Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Our butterfly

Over at Scrapz Biz, they have fun weekly challenges.  This is my take on the inspiration challenge:

Love this fresh colour combo!
A Rainbow Splendour pinwheel tucked in there ...

Now, I'm really looking forward to this:

I really need to build up my stash of cards :-) :-)  Why don't you come along and play?!?!
:-) :-)

Thanks for visiting and for all your lovely comments, they really put a smile on my face :-)

Monday, September 26, 2011

You and Me - BITW

It's time for another Bird is the Word challenge!!  This time we have two words - You & Me :-)
AND ... we have a new sketch artist who will provide a sketch each fortnight for inspiration! (not a requirement)

I didn't use the sketch this time,
here is my page:

A wedding pic of us :-) I've used tape instead of pp behind the photo.

Close up of the rose cabochon from Clouds and More ...
There are mini doilies from Greatest View too ... (you might want to check out the store cos Gail is offering FREE postage at the moment!!!!)

 And a brown cabochon hiding in there as well as more mini doilies

Hope you can play along!!  Link your creation over at the BITW blog :-)

Have a happy week and thanks for visiting and the lovely comments!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Birthday mini

Another challenge at the Scrapz Biz Virtual Crop was to make a mini album to store birthday cards.  I totally loved this idea, as we have cards floating all over the place so what a perfect way to keep them together!

I made this one for my DD's recent birthday ...

It's a super simple idea, making two covers, front and back, and punching holes in the cards and binding everything together.  I didn't have any rings, so I just used some coloured twine/string.

I couldn't bring myself to punch holes in the handmade cards my DD received, so I made a pocket at the front to pop them in instead :-)

Thanks for visiting, have a great weekend!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Oh Happy Days :-)

Well, first up, I should let you know my term at Handmade by Suzanne finished last month.  I loved every single second of this DT - and as corny as it sounds, I really did grow creatively and stepped out of my comfort zone more than once!  LOL.  It seems Suzanne got to know me very well, and keeps me updated on when the latest Echo Park ranges come in ... :-) thanks Suzanne!!  I managed to get my hands on this yummy range ...

I must say - this is my favourite one to date.  I love that there are florals/girly papers and more boyish ones.  Perfect for me!!

I've been playing along with the virtual crop at Scrapz Biz ... it was birthday themed so perfect for me as we have LOTS of birthdays around this time of year :-)

First up was the sketch challenge:

I LOVE the yellow/pink combo ...

And I LOVE my new doily and rolled rose dies :-)

Next, I joined in with the virtual class - so much fun!!  I've ended up with a page a bit different to my normal style ... but fun just the same :-) :-)

Close up of the Rainbow Splendour pinwheel
An Eye Candy Magic car
and a ScrAp this! flag

I'm enjoying these challenges and will have more to show you soon :-) :-)

Have a great day!!  And as always, thanks for visiting :-) :-)

Monday, September 19, 2011

The places you can go ...

Hello and Happy Monday!!

I have another page from a SFS sketch comp sketch to share today - this is the last one I have done ... not sure how many more I'll get through this month!

Oh, the places you'll go ...

 Using random Echo Park bits ... and some gorgeous Lil Red Rocket buttons!!!!

and random Rainbow Splendour bits :-) ...

windmills ...

and a couple of blue book paper pinwheels (with the LRR buttons on top) ...

See the little car charms?  I bought them at the Scrapbooking Top 50 craft market too :-) :-)

Thanks for visiting and have a great week :-) :-)

Friday, September 16, 2011


I just love this "Be Mine" Echo Park range.  Love the pinks with black/grey/white.  I've used a sketch from the month long sketch comp at SFS to create this page:

 Using another LaBelle Photographic pic ...

Loving my cherry blossom CW template.  Lots of other goodies here too...
A spotty Lil Red Rocket button (sale time soon!!!)
A pink Rainbow Splendour pinwheel
A white cabochon from Clouds and More
And pins from Greatest view.
The lace flower is Pretty Paper Petals, but PPP has sadly closed it's doors to the public now and only selling wholesale.

Have a great weekend, the weather is warming up here .... yay for Spring!!!  :-) :-)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

They are ...

I posted on the Lil Red Rocket blog yesterday and there's one page there I haven't yet shared here on my blog.  It was inspired by a sketch over at Scrapbooking from Scratch (from their month long sketch comp)

They are the beat of my heart:

(sorry the pic isn't the best - I just couldn't get it right!)
I've used a large size strawberry print button (isn't it so yummy!!!)  and tucked it into a Rainbow Splendour mini envelope :-) :-) ... the red windmills are Rainbow Splendour too :-)

Hope your week is going well, and as always, thanks for visiting :-) :-)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Bird is the Word - Share

The new challenge word at Bird is the Word is SHARE.  To participate, please use the word SHARE on a layout or project as your titling or journaling.  You'll see by the DT samples, there are a lot of different ways you can use SHARE :-)

Here is my sample page using yummy Echo Park :-)

Close up of the Lil Red Rocket button (SALE coming up SOON!!!  YAY!!!).  The little doily is from Greatest View ...

A Rainbow Splendour pinwheel and a Eye Candy Magic birdie pin

Ah ... it's so good to see that they really do love each other :-) :-)

Hope you can play along!!

Have a great week :-) :-)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sugar high

The first taste of a lollipop and the Little Mister gets a sugar high!!  Remember these photos??  I just loved the sketch over at Stuck?!  (also at SFS too - in their month long sketch comp) and thought it would be perfect for this little story :-)

The sketch:

My take ...
Sugar high:

A Rainbow Splendour pinwheel (I love these map ones) ...
And a Lil Red Rocket button ... (isn't it just awesome!!!)
and theres a pin in there from Greatest View too :-)

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend :-)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


The sale on the weekend was GREAT - a big thank you to all who ordered and supported me :-).  I sold out of many things and had to make more!  So much fun, and I can't wait to do it all again next month :-) ... I even have some new things up my sleeve ;-)

So ...

I've been scrapping :-) :-)

Scrapbooking from Scratch has a great month long sketch comp on this month and I LOVE sketches to get the mojo flowing :-)

I've used this one...

 To create this:

Miss B is going through a stage where she sometimes writes things backwards and mirrored.  Weird or what??!!  She knows how to write 'normally' ... so I'm not sure why she is doing this  ... LOL

Here's one of my Rainbow Splendour layered pinwheels with a Greatest View flag.

And a Clouds and More cabochon ...

Hope you are all having a great week, I hope to share more pages with you soon :-)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

New Rainbow Splendour stock ...

The sale continues!!  I thought I would share some of the new products for this month that are proving very popular :-) :-) ...

Windmills ....

 Cute little bows ...

Mushrooms ....

Fun little envelopes ...

And felt paper clips ...

There are lots of different colours and styles too!!!  Click on my Rainbow Splendour page (tab at the top) to see the full range of products available this month and to find out how you can order if you would like to :-)

Friday, September 2, 2011

The SALE has begun!!!!

My second sale has started ... HOW EXCITING!!!!

The direct link to my stall is HERE .... or head to my Rainbow Splendour page HERE to see what's available this weekend.

Here's a sneak .....

Let me know what you think!!!


Have a great weekend :-) :-)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

BITW - Memory

The current challenge word at Bird is the Word is MEMORY (or variation of the word, like memories).  Your challenge is to use this word in a title or as journaling on your page.  We are getting so many people playing along and we just love looking through each gorgeous entry!!!

I made a card this time ... for my bro and sis-in-law who are moving to a new house :-) ... I wanted to wish them happy memories in their new place :-)

The red lace pinwheel is a new 'design' that will be available tomorrow at my SALE :-)  It starts tomorrow night at 8pm (7.30pm SA time).  I'm really looking forward to it and have lots of NEW and fun things to show you :-) :-) ....  maybe I'll post some more sneaks tomorrow :-) :-) :-)